Tag: Redefining Darkness Records

Angerot – The Profound Recreant Review

[Cover art by Jon Zig] We all like a little drama in the world. It can blow your mind, make you cry, force you to shrivel into a dried-up raisin from the shame of cringe,

Escarnium – Dysthymia Review

Dysthymia, in case you’re wondering, means a persistent mild depression. And it’s about as fitting a title as any for the dark, sweepingly melodic, and often lumbering death metal sound of Brazil’s Escarnium. The band’s

Maul – Seraphic Punishment Review

[Cover Art by Jason Barnett] Our dear writing friend Captain recently extolled the value and joy that comes from a successful blind buy based on cover art in his recent Diamonds & Rust article on

Disfuneral – Blood Red Tentacle Review

Once known as, ahem, Herpes, the buzzsaw devotees in Disfuneral distinguish themselves not in aesthetics, necessarily, but where it counts—quality songwriting. Though the Frenchmen’s debut, Blood Red Tentacle, borrows liberally from the Entombed, Grave, and

Schizophrenia – Recollections Of The Insane Review

Remember the good old days, when thrash metal was just crossing the bridge into death metal? Pepperidge Farm remembers. And so does Belgium’s Schizophrenia. Taking their name and some musical cues from early Sepultura, Schizophrenia’s

Gore Brigade – Gore Brigade Review

Gore Brigade hides nothing. From the decomposed, hanging, and skin-stretched body on the cover art to song titles such as “Show Me the Gore” and “The Rot Becomes You,” the band’s first, self-titled EP keeps

Eternal Evil – The Warriors Awakening Brings The Unholy Slaughter Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Whatever the band’s conscious influences may be, Eternal Evil’s The Warriors Awakening Brings the Unholy Slaughter sounds Teutonic in aesthetic. From the unrelentingly guitar-forward POV to the frantic

Mortal Vision – Mind Manipulation Review

Without playing a note, Mortal Vision accomplish what even the most veteran bands often fail at—wearing band shirts that serve as semi-appropriate reference points for its sound: Sadus, Sodom, Voivod, and Cannibal Corpse. OK, so